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. >> sure. >>> up next, president obama is watching developments closely from martha's vineyard. we'll check in there as "the cycle" rolls on for wednesday, august 14th. i don't make any decisions about who to hire without going to angie's list first. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic! find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. exciting and would always come max and pto my rescue. bookstore but as time passed, i started to notice max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if he lost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat chow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both loved the taste. after a few months max's "special powers" returned... and i got my hero back. purina cat chow healthy weight. >>> summer love. that's what president obama hopes to get on his return to washington next week. but for now, the president and the first family continue their summer vacation in martha's vineyard. of course, you already knew that. >> some new video
to the streets of cairo for the latest. plus, bay state battle. as president obama gets some rest in martha's vineyard before a road trip rally, republicans meet in boston to map out their fight for the fall. as we approach the 50th anniversary of president kennedy's assassination, we'll take a look at the final months of kennedy's life in the white house. good morning from washington. it's thursday, august 15th, 2013, and this is "the daily rundown." i'm in for chuck todd this morning. we begin with the developing news in egypt. where members of the muslim brotherhood and their supporters are defying government leaders and holding new protest marches in multiple cities, raising the risk of more bloodshed. today's demonstration comes a day after the military's all-out assault on pro morsi demonstrators that left more than 500 people dead. in an effort to stop the protest altogether, the interim government has placed the country under a month-long state of emergency. it's also going after protest leaders. recommending murder charges against more than 80 members of the brotherhood and their s
, not in the south of france, but in martha's vineyard and that has triggered the expected criticism from corners of capitol hill. of course who are the middle of a five-week vacation. "usa today" is reporting the first family is going to be staying at the $7 million home of a top democratic donor and, of course, bill clinton also vacationed in martha's vineyard during his time in the white house but he famously and i know that gene will remember this and ed will remember this, he famously switched his vacation destination after dick morris took polls to see which vacation spots would be better and they found out that wyoming, surprisingly enough, is better than martha's vineyard. nantucket is better than martha's vineyard but i don't think you'll find that in the poll. "usa today" is remibdsing us this morning franklin roosevelt was criticized for spending time on his yacht. john adams spent seven months in quincy, massachusetts, on his farm in 1797 and actually accused of abdicating his office and that criticism didn't help his bid for the second term. now, for republicans who are ready to poun
, attacking the president's vacation. the first family is heading to martha's vineyard tomorrow and the right can't stand it. the drudge report blasted this headline needs a break. utah congressman chris stuart said it was tone dead, claiming most of the people in my district could never afford to visit martha's vineyard, a place that has a reputation for being for the elite. that's right. when the president isn't a thug, he is a snob. and of course the propaganda wing of the party has been all over this story. >> he is living a pretty extravagant lifestyle, isn't he? martha's vineyard, big expensive vacations, hawaii, while 50 million americans a day are on food stamps. then he is off to martha's vineyard for a vacation. and the mere mortals are upset because the roads are closed 689 the president will hold a press conference tomorrow before he heads to martha's vineyard for a vacation. >> love that accent. but let's go to what those on the right hate more than the bad sunburn, facts. president obama has taken 92 days of vacation since he was sworn in. how many did president bush take by the
to the latest chaos from martha's vineyard. >> while we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. this morning, we notified the egyptian government that we are counseling our biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month. going forward, i've asked my national security team to assess the implications of the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary. >> left unsaid, any mention of the united states' $1.5 billion in annual aid. joining us now is amen mow ha dean, nbc news' foreign correspondent live for us in cairo. the horrifying death toll in a single day continues to rise. can you give us the latest grim details? and also can you tell us whether citizens are obeying the curfew that's in force or are they heeding the call of the muslim brotherhood to come out and continue protesting? >> reporter: sure. we'll start with the second question. the curfew has gone into effect. the curfew imp
. it was interesting yesterday on martha's vineyard where the president is vacationing, the deputy secretary went farther than anyone had gone in saying that the events, the bloodshed which at that point was not even a guide, did call into question the interim government's intention to fulfill those promises. >> all right. we will continue, of course, and keep an eye on this developing story. p.j. crowelly, michael crowley and ann, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >>> now to breaking news out of beirut where some dramatic video is coming in. lebanon's news agency said a car bomb killed 14 people and injured over 200. that's a strong hold of the militant hezbollah group. dozens of people are trapped in cars and buildings. it's the second blast in over a month. >>> still ahead, new information from alabama where a couple of hours ago investigators recovered that black box recorder from that plane crash. >>> plus, more details emerging on the san diego murder and kidnapping case including what phone records show about the communication between 16-year-old hannah anderson and her abductor right
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is your op-ed because the truth is found therein. coming up a live report from martha's vineyard where the living is easy and apparently free. >> i've been going to martha's vineyard forever. i went there when it was like poor people on the island. i remember president clinton went up there, as well. the reason they go is because a lot of big dems up there that will own huge estates and they stay for free. that's why the president's going, right? >> well, they don't actually stay for free, bill. let's get the ball rolling. in houston, coca-cola's club balón rojo, is kicking off fun and fitness on and off the field, with the help of soccer stars. these free clinics, help kids gain confidence in their game, and learn how important it is to get moving every day. it's part of our goal to inspire more than 3 million people, to re-discover the joy of being active this summer. see the difference all of us can make. together. >>> the first family is continuing to enjoy a much needed vacation on martha's vineyard. today and today's breaking news concerns onion rings, friday oysters and french
from egypt in a statement from martha's vineyard. we'll get the tape playback from the news conference and we'll reair it in full. president obama's comments come on the heels of an attack by pro-morsi supporters. this is what is happening on the streets of cairo 24 hours since the arab spring upriding. supporters of ousted muslim brotherhood president mohammed morsi are not backing down. here's what we know right now at least 525 people are dead. more than 3700 injured in the des make of two protest camps and incredibly egypt's health ministry says those numbers are expected to rise. hopes for democracy are fading fast. the vice president stepped down. protesters said they'll rather die than give up the fight. the big question now what can the u.s. do? nbc's attorney correspondent is in cairo, bring us up to speed. >> the situation on the ground remains extremely volatile. within the last couple of hours there's been a massive protest on one of the government buildings on a cairo suburb, hundreds of protesters approached that government building, effect lively torching it molotov cock
welker in martha's vineyard with the president. any indication what we'll hear from the president this morning? >> well, i think you will here president obama continue to condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms, sort of reiterating what secretary of state john kerry came out and said yesterday. i don't expect that he will announce a major shift in u.s. policy, chris, however, i wouldn't rule out that we will hear slightly new rhetoric today and possibly some new steps that the administration plans to take. we know that the administration has been reviewing the $1.3 billion in military aid that you just mentioned. we also know that they are considering delaying a military exercise called the bright star military exercise. this is a biannual event which includes the united states and other countries, involves thousands of air and ground forces from the u.s. it's set to take place next month. so this would be a strong symbol of u.s. opposition to the violence, and the ongoing unrest in egypt if the united states were to delay this event. those are some of the things that
's press conference, the president heads off for his august vacation today. he will have on martha's vineyard in massachusetts. local fishing reports i checked today seems to indicate maybe martha's vineyard is hoarding the striped bass this summer since none are make it down the cape. president gets eight days at martha's vineyard for august vacation which is not fair because i don't think he fishes. august is supposed to be recess time for congress. look at them rushing to leave last week, bolting for the exits. get me out of here. august recess time in congress used to mean vacation, right? time off from politics. now it means congress rushes home not to vacation, but to the screaming town halls. orchestrated for maximum confrontational youtube ability. this newly shoutty political august can be fun as far as politics goes as long as you're not the one being screamed at. if you're not just a back bencher, if you're in the congressional leadership, you actually have more to deal with right now than just the crazy town hall think. recess for the leadership means traveling all over
video of the president in martha's vineyard stopping to pick up lunch in oak bluffs. the president greeted the crowd there, as you saw, headed over to the restaurant and put his order in. meantime, we're learning more about the president's plans next week. the white house announcing the president will be taking a two-day bus tour through new york and pennsylvania. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker is traveling with the president. she joins us now from the vineyard. what more can you tell us about the stoppins the president's go to make? >> reporter: thomas, good afternoon. we understand he's going to make several stops next week, including to scranton, buffalo, syracuse, and binghamton. the white house hasn't confirmed those stops yet. we do know that he's going to be traveling to those places to talk about the economy. this is really a part of his broader economy tour. as you'll recall before he started vacation, he made a number of stops, five total, talking about the economy, mapping out policies he would like to see. he called for winding down fannie mae and fre
get thrown out of the comedian's union if he didn't do these jokes. >> some on martha's vineyard seem to be welcoming president obama with open arms. retailers for one and several islander who's happened to catch a glimpse of the president getting lunch today. if you caught my let me finish last night, you know that i don't believe in begrudging a president of either party for taking time off to recuperate from the demands that have office. that said, criticism of presidential vacations is a routine part of our politics these days. i guess the haters are going to hate as they say but imagine this, a presidential vacation in a foreign country hosted by a hollywood celebrity. well, it happened back in 1982. take a look. >> president and mrs. reagan were fully on vacation in barbados today and as presidents do wherever he this go, mr. reagan an democraticed a lot of attention when he went swimming. john palmer now. >> with the business part of the president's working vacation now over, they went to the beach. the president was dressed for it. police in reagan was not. with secret service
. that was representative martha roby being confronted by a rather energized audience member at a town hal in alabama. it's the kind of anger, vitriol, hatred and at time racism that has confused recent conservative events, and it's gotten so bad that calling obama an american-hating communist despot is hardly the worst of it. take for instance what we saw over the weekend in missouri when a rodeo clown put on an obama mask, prompting the announcers to mock and insult the president. one audience member said it was like something out of a klan rally. chanting obama is 47% negro, chanting bye-bye black sheep. and in orlando earlier this month, the president and first lady were recently greeted with signs that said kenyan go home. renewing calls for impeachment and investigations into the president's birth certificate, two issues that some read as veiled attacks on the president's race. the recent from blake farenthold from texas. >> unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue. the original congress when his eligibility came up and looked into this. i'm
briefing from martha's vineyard, deputy spokesman josh ernest called for restraint and con demtd the violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. violence will make it more difficult to move egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy. >> and just a short time ago, secretary of state john kerry joined the condemnation but said he believes there is a path forward. >> the path towards violence leads only to greater instability, economic disaster, and suffering. the only sustainable path for either side is one towards a political solution. i am convinced that that path is, in fact, are still open and it is possible though it has been made much, much harderer. >> and in a sign of how difficult that path has become, just hours ago, egypt's interim vice president mohamed elbaradei a nobel peace prize laureate resigned in protest. there are reports that eight top political leaders of the muslim brotherhood have been arrested. as the muslim brotherhood calls for more protests the government says none will be allowed. let
martha's vineyard, president obama condemned the crackdown by egyptian security forces and announced that the u.s. is canceling joint military exercises planned with egypt next month. president made no mention of u.s. aid to egypt but made clear that the path to democracy for egypt ultimately rests in the hands of the egyptians. >> america cannot determine the future of egypt. that's a task for the egyptian people. we don't take sides with any particular party or political figure. i know it is tempting inside of egypt to blame the united states or the west or some other outside actor for what's gone wrong. that kind of approach will do nothing to help egyptians achieve the future that they deserve. we want egypt to succeed. we want a peaceful, democratic, prosperous egypt. that's our interest. >> joining me today, political editor and white house correspondent at "the huffington post," sam stein. "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, founder and editor at large, charlie senate, jon meacham author of "thomas jefferson -- the art of power." joining us now from cairo, nbc news
on martha's vineyard and comes back to confront a certifies of tough fights with his republican rivals on capitol hill. he better rest up because it looks like it's going to be tough out there, doesn't it? >> not just that but within his own democratic party he is going to face a lot of pressure if there is no immigration deal to try to implement some of the immigration legislation by executive order. i think, you know, also, again, with republicans who got these budget fights is the government going to continue to operate or get shut down or are we going to lift the debt ceiling at some point this fall or could there be a default? is there a lot brewing as you suggest. on top of all that the implementation of obama care beginning october 1st right as the government set to shut down. people are allowed to start enrolling then. i think you've really got to sort potentially clammist version of events here for the president and he should get rest on the vacation because it's going to be a wild ride this fall. >> susan, let me bring you back to this afternoon. it seems the president and it
, at a town hall meeting in alabama the other day, martha roby was confronted by an angry tea party constituent who spouted accusations about the president. her lack of response is notable here. here's the back and forth. >> what i need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow con communist colleagues in the lower house, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign-born american-hating communist despot. what can you you do for me. >> we need to know. he said it loud enough that you all heard it. look, i can't emphasize the oversight part of my job enough. and i think that that gets lost in what we do every day because that's exactly what we're doing. we're chasing down these executive orders. we're chasing down these rules that are promulgated that are backdoor legislation by agencies whether it's the epa, the irs, go down the list. >> you know, sam, and david, i've been saying for weeks if not months the real leader of the republican party today is no way is it john boehner. the real leader of the republican party is
. >> coming up, the president's headed off to martha's vineyard for nine days so he wants to get some things on the record first. and it's not unusual to see these end of summer news conferences. let's talk about some of the issues that may come up. russia for certain, this is the first time that we will have heard from the president publicly since the white house announced that meeting, that one-on-one summit with russian president vladimir putin has been cancelled. what does the president think about that and how does he move the white house forward? also how big of a deal was giving asylum to edward snowden and how is the u.s. going to continue to try to get him back, that is very likely to come up. not to mention these terror threats, the new one you mentioned that shut down the consulate there and the earlier one that shut down 19 embassyings and consul lalts. >>> and a quick programming note, msnbc will have life coverage of the presidential news conference at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. now it's time for your live look. when it comes to keeping your friends close and your enemies closer,
for the "side show." president obama back in washington, of course, after taking a week off in martha's vineyard. and the "late show's" david letterman commemorated with this video last night. >> let's put together a segment about memorable presidential vacations. and we've got it for you tonight, memorable presidential vacations throughout the year. i hope you enjoy this. ♪ >> wow. now i see why he had the big hat. >> well, the president also introduced the newest member of his family and another portuguese water dog named sonny. almost every president has had a pet. there's only been one first dog who has lived in the white house under two different presidents. spotty and then had the good fortune to return again with george w. bush when he became president in 2001. so two presidents for that dog. however, the most famous by far of all the dogs in the white house is fala, the scottish terrier. mgm even made a movie about him called fala at hyde park in technicolor. it's over near the tidal basin. and that's something for sunny, of course, to aspire to. look at that big dog. that's "hardball"
. for obama, on martha's vineyard. and i think we all hope the issues become solved and the embassy reopens. 22 countries remain closed. john kerry add problem when he was photographed on a boat during a huge security issue. i think it'll be problem again for obama to be photographed on martha's vineyard if something happened. if i were him, i would reconsider going on vacation if u.s. cons lates remain closed. >> let's turn to baseball. nbc news learned major league baseball is expected to suspend yankees star alex rodriguez on monday now with his ties to the drug defunk et? florida. rodriguez should challenge the credibility of the evidence. if major league baseball has evidence, force them to show up. we are seeing one of the biggest stars facing a career-ending suspension. >> we have been talking politics so i will give it to you in termsopticses. major league baseball, showing they are really cracking down. that's the issue he is facing. >> and i will put same question to the two of you. we are facing the end of the show. does this look good for maejor league baseball. they are crackin
, and from there to martha's vineyard for their annual summer vacation. the president didn't take one last year, because he was out on the campaign trail. i have traveled with the president on a number of hi vacations, martin. they're usually not that restful, at least for the press corps. >> indeed. thank you very much. >>> turning to the congress, i want to bring in senator sheldon whitehouse. good afternoon, sir. >> good afternoon. >> we've spent two years being told that the affordable care act is in fact the four horsemen the apocalypse that will bring death, destruction, famine upon the nation. is that right, sir? >> i think the exact opposite is true. we've seen families across the country enjoy the benefits of added coverage. we're about to see fair, level, transparent markets for insurance that give consumers a real short, start to open up. across the country we've seen the delivery system reform parts of the bill save lives and improve the quality of care. >>> each year we hear another collision in the constituency between a republican and the voting public. do you thinks this is
mentioned, president obama heads to orlando before he arrives here in martha's vineyard. the president and the first lady will be speaking to disabled veterans. the first lady has really made helping veterans one of her signature issues. so we expect the president and first lady to focus on issues that are facing disabled veterans and also to talk about one of the issues, the backlog of veterans waiting for their benefits. florida has been a state particularly hard hit. a large number of veterans have been waiting for their benefits for 125 days or longer. that fits into the larger neck on the economy. we expect them to address the issue of jobs for vets as well in orlando. the president, sort of with all of this aiming to have the final word before he does begin his vacation here in marthas vineyard and gearing up for the fiscal fights. we saw that factor into his news conference yesterday. he sort of dared republicans to shut down the government over defunding health care laws. they want to defund obama care. first, everyone goes on vacation. >> absolutely. but not before we, by the
one. they are on their way to martha's vineyard where they will vacation for the next week. the president made one final stop in orlando this afternoon to speak at the disabled veterans national convention. >> at every generation there are americans like you who stand beside her and guide her and protect her. we need to make sure we've got the resources, the budget s our veterans deserve. >> the orlando event comes on the heels of yesterday's wide-ranging news conference at the white house. the president unveiled the series of proposals aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's secret surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to se
in alabama. congressman, freshman congressman martha roby -- she was elected in 2010, i should say. at a tea party gathering but this was unrelated to the tea party. a man gets up and really goes after president obama and this is what happened. >> what i need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow non-communist colleagues in the lower house, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign born american hating communist desp despot? what can you do? we need to know. >> so, thank you for your question. he said it loud enough that you all heard it. look. i can't em. did can't emphasize the oversight part of my job enough. i think that's what's gets lost every day because that's exactly what we're doing, we're chasing down these executives orders, we're chasing down these rules that are promulgated that are back door legislation that agencies, whether it is the epa, the irs, go down the list. >> well, she didn't repeat it or agree with it but she did not challenge it. i should read before we go off on this, read the official respons
. >> and then he is off to martha's vineyard for a vacation. and the mere mortals are upset because the roads are closed. >> i have no problem with president obama. if he likes to wear that little helmet and ride a bike in martha's vineyard, that's fine. >> i mean, give me a break, goldie. >> you know, president bush spent more time on the crawford ranch i believe than he actually spent in the white house. so if we want to talk about vacations, we should first talk about the last commander in chief. this president has every right to take a vacation. he has every right to play basketball or any other hobby that he may have or play golf, just as speaker boehner does. these kinds of assaults on the president i think again are due to what i call obama derangement syndrome. they just can't believe that an african-american man is afforded the same rights as any other white president who has held that office. >> rev, quickly, the congress is also on vacation. >> no. >> sure. >> they've had one vote on jobs-related legislation, not on the mortgage thing that the president was talking about this week.
continues to have a bad summer while on vacation in martha's vineyard. it definitely doesn't make snowden a hero or whistleblower or patriot. if we can get our hands on him, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> perry, this morning, snowden's father urged his son to demand a public trial instead of coming home. >> at this point, what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all of the facts. what i've seen is much political theater. >> ron snowden there. perry, what are the chances that the federal government would allow a public trial of edward snowden? >> i'm not sure. i think if he came back to the sufficient he probably would have a trial. the question would be, he vie laid the law, no question, whether he's a whistleblower or a traitor or something else, he violated the law. i think the question for snowden would be, if he comes back here, he's certainly going to be convicted of violating the law. and a public trial, we're discussing national security matters i think is very unlikely to happen. so i think his father is
's kristin welker in martha's vineyard, nbc's michelle kosinski in cairo. i want to get a sense how closely we know the president is following this back and forth over the plan he introduced on friday. already we noted senior republicans are criticizing him, warning his plan could account an actually slow anti-terrorism efforts. >> as you mentioned, this is a working vacation. his national security adviser susan rice is here with him on martha's vineyard. he's getting briefed regularly on a whole host of topics. including, you would have to assume, the ongoing debate about his government surveillance programs. as you point out, republicans -- they really went after the president, arguing that he hasn't done a good job of explaining the program. that is why there are these problems really getting the public on board, and will worry that ultimately it is sort of draining and limiting his ability and the government's ability to fight terrorism. so that is what republicans have been saying. democrats, he's getting some criticism from them as well. some democrats essentially saying that they sti
briefing. white house press briefing taking place while the president is on vacation in martha's vineyard. this is their first regular briefing from the white house abroad since the president arrived there on martha's vineyard but what is said the white house and administration is sending its condolences to the people of egypt for these clashes and encourage the government of egypt to respect the rights of peaceful protesters. we will keep our eye on that. >>> when it comes to the star that can send somebody to the top for a favorite thing or a politician to success, say, the white house, one name comes to mind, oprah. now the one woman media mogul is returning to the silver screen in lee daniels "the butler." that is putting civil rights on the front burner ahead of the march on washington and the anniversary the nation contemplates the meaning of trayvon martin's death. >> look at you. all puffed up. tattle head. covering your ear. saying whatever you want. you're free to go. >> what? >> get the hell out of my house! do it! get on out. >> everybody sit down. >> i'm sorry, mr. butler. an
there. this morning on martha's vineyard president obama told egypt's leaders and the american people what the u.s. response will be. >> this morning we notified the egyptian government that we are canceling our biannual joint military exercise which was scheduled for next month. going forward i've asked my national security team to assess the implexications of the actio taken by the interim government and further steps we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s.-egyptian relationship. >> nbc's ayman muhyeldin is live in cairo, egypt right now. nbc's kristin welker joins us from martha's vineyard. figures are staggering today. more than 520 people killed. i want a sense of the atmosphere right now compared to what it was like just yesterday and if you've had a chance to hear any reaction from the people of egypt in regards to what the president said a short time ago. >> well, let's start off with the situation here and that is for the second straight night a curfew is being imposed across cai cairo. that's expected to go into effect any minute if it hasn't already. the egyptian
. for more, let's go to nbc's chris kin welker live from martha's vineyard. i understand the news today is the nsa is pushing back against a new report they violated rules thousands of times. what can you tell us about the nsa's response? >> joy, i can tell you that the nsa is holding a conference call as we speak. i ran outside after having listened to part of that call to give you the latest information. it's being conducted by jim delong, the director of compliance with the nsa. and so far, he's made a few points in an attempt to push back against that "washington post" article. first he said no one at the nsa tolerates mistakes or thinks that mistakes are okay. when mistakes are determined they try to correct eb them as quickly as possible. he tried to put the number of mistakes into context, that report of thousands of instances, he made the point that over the course of just one month, the nsa conducts about 20 million queries. so according to mr. delong, the fraction of mistakes is really minuscule when you look at that 20 million figure. and then he also made one more point, joy
for egypt. >> so the president breaks a vacation, makes an address from martha's vineyard on thursday. talk about what he said. are we doing the right thing? are we doing enough? >> i would have called it a coup six weeks ago. in terms of democracy in the middle east has been -- that credibility has been lost. that said, the united states is going to have influence only on the margins. perhaps it can draw boundaries around which the military has to operate. by not calling it a coup, we signal we're going to learn with whatever ultimately emerges in terms of a new government in egypt. >> p.j., if we were to label this a coup, that would mean we would have to stop funding any sort of military aid, any sort of humanitarian aid support to egypt. is that true? >> well, it is true. that's why the administration has largely decided they're not going to decide. and barring some sort of horrific -- >> what is that getting us right now? the money that we are supplying to egypt, what is that doing for the united states's interests there? >> well, the united states looks at the egyptian military as the
in egypt from martha's vineyard last week. and we won't be joining in military exercises with egypt. but what real power, peter, does president obama have to change what's happening on the ground in egypt? >> president obama does not have real direct power to change what's happening on the ground in egypt, but what he does have the power to do is decide how we're going to react, what the american response is going to be. and right now america gives about $1.5 billion a year in aid to cairo, $1.3 billion of that is military aid. and that's the kind of thing that obama could be seriously rethinking, and saying, you know, what are we getting for that money, is it in our interests, in the interests of the egyptian people. >> christine, the president's hands, are they tied? or are they not? are there options that are available to the president that we have not been talking about over the past few days? >> craig, egypt is a very important ally to the united states, which is why the president is hesitating in cutting off further economic aid. most of the military aid for this fiscal year h
will have a voice instead of san francisco and martha's's vineyard. >> this afternoon, new york city mayoral candidate anthony weiner will unveil his brand-new book "even more keys to the city." he spent the weekend insisting he is no longer sexting. maybe new york city should go with the same strategy as this young 4-year-old. he was elected mayor. it's not really an election. the mayor has no official duties and they are picked at random. the population fluctuates between 22 and 28 people. but his name keeps getting pulled out of the hat. >>> a handful of governors broke out their biker letter this weekend in milwaukee. both scott walker and mary fallon dressed the part for the party. it was at the harley davidson mutual. in an interview with chris witherspoon, oprah talked about her role in the film and how the role will impact the obama presidency. >> it's so easy during this time, trayvon martin parallel to emmitt till. in my mind, same thing. but you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we have come. look at how far we have come. >> that full
. >>> the first naem family is eng time off at martha's vineyard. the republicans all owned their vacation get-aways and the democrats rented. the reagan's california ranch sold for $5 million in 1998. the main home at george h.w. bush compound in kennebunkport, maine, worth $8 million. the clintons spent two summers at steven spielberg's east hampton home estimated worth $45 million. george w. bush bought his crawford ranch in 1999 for over a million. obamas staying at 7.6 million estate in martha's vineyard. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honora
. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan. >> he has failed to explain the programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. that's the way to treat mr. putin. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son, who he is preparing to visit in russia, after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. some analysts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher on russia but should
supporters of the muslim brotherhood this week alone. we go live to martha's vineyard where president obama continues his vacation. any sign from the administration of what they will or even perhaps what they will not do next? >> well, craig, good afternoon. the administration at this point is not signaling any major shift in policy when it comes to egypt. we know that president obama has been briefed daily by his national security adviser susan rice, who is vacationing here on martha's vineyard with him. and of course this past week president obama announced that he would be canceling joint military operations between the u.s. and egypt that were scheduled to take place next month. this was a strong, symbolic rebuke to military for their inability to really get this situation under control in egypt and to get the unrest under control in egypt. but what the administration has not announced is that they will be withholding or withdrawing that $1.3 billion in military aid that they give to egypt every year, and that is really the united states' largest point of leverage at this point in time.
, d.c. >> just extraordinary pictures. thank you so much. >>> president obama is on his way to martha's vineyard. let's listen to his message of inspiration to those severely injured in combat. >> maybe you lost your sight but you can still see the truth that our disabled veterans make extraordinary contributions to our country every single day. maybe you lost an arm but you still have the strength to pick up a friend or neighbor in need. maybe you lost a leg but you still stand tall for the values and freedoms that make america the greatest nation on earth. >> white house correspondent kristen welker is on martha's vineyard. that was one of the most poignant points right there. i got all choked up. what are take aways? >> reporter: he have hoping to drive the narrative before he leave for vacation. today he map out ways in which his administration can do a better job of serving veterans. one way is investing in research. he announced a hundred million dollars to prevent traumatic brain injury and lower the rates of suicide. he talked about the importance of helping veterans succeed w
budget battles with republicans. he already made several trips prior to his vacation here in martha's vineyard talking about housing, decreasing corporate tax rates, ways to invest in infrastructure projects. this trip next week will be part of that larger series trying to bet the upper hand and undoubtedly more contentious debates and budget battles coming up. >> that dolphins meeting, four decades in the making. i want to ask you at the rnc chairman he's talking fresh off of his organize's meeting. what is he saying today? >> reporter: he's defending his party basically against sort of these allegations that there's so much infighting and that the party is divided right now. he made the argument that at this summit they had a robust debate, that they emerged from this summit energized. here's a little bit of what he had to say earlier today. >> healthy family debate is not a bad thing at all and i really believe that. i don't think at a time when we just came off of a presidential election that having a party that is just dull and boring is something that is good for not just our
, and then right after that, he goes golfing at mink meadows club in martha's vineyard. come on. >> is there such a place? >> there is such a place. >> meadows? >> come on. >> mi-i-n-k those little guys that run around. >> they make great coats. >> i don't think dick morris polled that for you, did he? like bill clinton famously? >> i doubt it. quibble with your name of the golf club. >> yes, it is. i'm being shallow right now. come on. >> it doesn't sound like one of -- doesn't sound like a long golf course. it sounds more like a putt-putt. >> yeah. sounds pretty simple here. and also bob filner, did you hear the grandma story? >> i saw her too and gave a press conference. gloria allred repping her. >> it's not a grandmother. it's a great grandmother. let's get the news. in san diego the number of women accusing mayor bob filner, i decided to go with this one first, advances and it's risen to 16 among to peggy shannon, 67-year-old great grandmother who works part-time for the senior citizen service desk at city hall spoke publicly for the first time last night. >> on the day th
, fresh off his week-long vacation on martha's vineyard. of course he faces a tough fight as he tries to sell his economic proposals to congress and also solve the budget crisis. >> but the president -- debbie wasserman schultz. we were -- the republican party feels like they need to get their act together, moving into a presidential election. what is it that the democrats need to do on that front as they battle things like scandals, with a san diego mayor what are the kinds of things that you're focusing on as you move into the next presidential race. >> as i listen to shaun spicer talk about the republican national committee meeting last week. >> in support of comprehensive -- hispanic vote last year to president obama and doubling down on opposition to a path to citizenship certainly is not the way to win the hearts and minds of the hispanic community. so we're focused this week on moving forward, focusing on what the american people shows last year, which was fighting for the middle class, helping to rebuild our economy and making sure that we can have everybody have an opportunit
intelligence. >>> kristen welker is in martha vineyards where president obama is vacationing. what are lawmakers saying to you about this latest threat? >> reporter: alex, good day to you. lawmakers seem to be on the same page. closing the 19 embassies was the right move because it pointed to the fact that al qaeda was planning either one large explosion or a series of explosions. here's a little bit more on that from congressman peter king. take a listen. >> the intelligence that i saw here was at least as powerful as anything i've seen since 9/11, probably the closest would be the liquid explosive plot out of london in 2006. but this was very credible. it was corroborated and spoke of a massive attack and to me was the right thing to do. >> now, alex, some republicans did use the closure of those 19 embassies to attack president obama's foreign policy center. john mccain making a point that the peninsula has gotten much stronger in recent years and also argue that it's an indication that president obama hasn't been strong enough in terms of combatting that growing presence and th
. >> we should note the congresswoman at that town hall, alabama's martha roby didn't respond to the questioner but her office did issue a statement, "she wasn't there to endorse anyone's views but rather to listen. this is a group that was targeted for their political beliefs by the irs only to have the president call it a phony scandal. you bet they are frustrated about this administration." but professor, is it really necessary to describe the president as an american-hating despot? >> yeah, exactly. or to say he's foreign born. that's where the representative missed her opportunity to distinguish herself as a leader. because if you're a follower, then you'll just follow the folk off a cliff. if you're a leader you stand tall and say we know this president was born in this nation. that's been asked and answered and unfortunately and unnecessarily vetted over and over again. we've got to move beyond those attacks to address thei ivssuest hand. >> professor, this nation is thriving in many ways. 7 million jobs created in the last 40 months, the stock market at record highs. h
representative martha roby was confronted by an angry tea party constituent who spouted some pretty awful stuff about the president. it's her response, actually lack of response that is notable. here's the back and forth. >> what i need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow con communist colleagues in the lower house, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign-born american-hating communist despot. what can you do for me? we need to know. >> so thank you for your question. he said it loud enough that you all heard it. look, i can't emphasize the oversight part of my job enough. and i think that that gets lost in what we do every day because that's exactly what we're doing. we're chasing down these executive orders. we're chasing down these rules that are promulgated that are backdoor legislation by agencies whether it's the epa, the irs, go down the list. >> you know, sam, and david, i've been saying for weeks if not months the real leader of the republican party today is no way is it john boehner. >> no, no, no. >> the real
't emphasize the oversight part of my job enough. >> republican congresswoman martha roby smiled and laughed at a voter describing the president as a, quote, foreign-born america-hating communist. where is the political courage? she laughed. actually, i don't find that funny. strange thing, though. maybe her father does. immediate judge joel dubini. he is the congresswoman's father. and two years ago, he ruled the president's health care law was undurable. i guess you can say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. the supreme court, of course, reversed that ruling. it's all part of the twisted right-wing mentality, the same far-right fringe we've seen in the halls of congress. >> i don't know whether barack obama was born in the united states or not. i don't know. but i do know this, that in his heart he's not an american. he's just not an american. >> all i can tell you is that the general consensus is that he has produced a birth certificate. the question is it legitimate? >> i mean, if someone asks to me my birth certificate, it's in doubt, here it is. >> he wasn't born here. he is a c
and martha's vineyard. rand paul and i take kentucky's fight to the liberals every single day. >> but his challengers pull no punches, hitting him from the left and the right. alison lundergan grimes tied mcconnell to the washington gridlock. >> if senator mcconnell had his way, his version of kentucky health care for all seniors, grandmother, would be to walk it off. let's just tell it like it is. if the doctors told senator mcconnell that he had a kidney stone, he'd refuse to pass it. >> as somebody would just had a kidney stone, that one sort of hit close to home. republican challenger matt denim who attracted support from some in the tea party, attacked him on the economy. >> i don't intend to run to the right of mitch mcconnell. i don't intend to run to the left of mitch mcconnell. i intend to run straight over the top of mitch mcconnell and right into the u.s. senate and with your help we're going to do that. >> mcconnell's folks were hoping neither grimes nor bevan would look ready for prime time. both challengers came off surprisingly fiery. the weekends show mcconnell may not be
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